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Wal-Mart’s Asda Group in the UK reportedly plans to open up to 300 “small store” formats there, after having conducted successful tests in Cornwall and London.

The format ranges from 17,000 square feet to 30,000 square feet, according to reports, and is designed for communities where Asda cannot get approval to build its larger stores.
KC's View:
The Bentonville Behemoth strikes again, this time with a British version of its “Mini Me” stores.

It'll be interesting to see how it adapats its US small stores based on learnings it has in the UK, and the british stores based on what it's learned in the US. There will be differences because of culture and infrastructure, but Wal-Mart is too smart not to take advantage of all its advantages.